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Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

July 3
By KPBS News, Kris Arciaga

This year the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar offered a tour of the Eco Learning Lab, which provides hands-on environmental education to the community.

La Jolla Cove Named Fifth Most Bacteria-Ridden Beach In State

La Jolla Cove Named Fifth Most Bacteria-Ridden Beach In State

July 3
By Claire Trageser

La Jolla Cove has been named the fifth-most polluted beach in California by the annual Beach Report Card from the environmental nonprofit Heal the Bay.

Neither Male Nor Female: 'Nonbinary' People See Hope In California ...

Neither Male Nor Female: 'Nonbinary' People See Hope In California Bill

July 3
By Andrew Bowen

A bill in Sacramento, authored by Senator Toni Atkins, would allow people to choose a third gender option, "nonbinary," on state documents. KPBS spoke with one person who identifies as nonbinary to see what the bill would mean to them.

San Diego's Mission Bay Getting A Localized Facelift

San Diego's Mission Bay Getting A Localized Facelift

June 30
By Erik Anderson

San Diego planners took another step closer Thursday to a major redesign of the northeast corner of Mission Bay.

San Diego Expands Bait Bike Program In Pacific Beach

San Diego Expands Bait Bike Program In Pacific Beach

June 29
By Ebone Monet

San Diego officials announced the expansion the Pacific Beach SDPD BAIT BIKE program. They said while bike theft is a citywide problem, Pacific Beach is the hardest hit area.

San Diego Poised To Sharpen Options To Change Northeast Mission Bay

San Diego Poised To Sharpen Options To Change Northeast Mission Bay

June 28
By Erik Anderson

A major facelift is coming for the northeast part of San Diego's Mission Bay, but exactly what shape those changes will take remains up in the air.

In San Diego, Cars Are Deadlier Than Guns

In San Diego, Cars Are Deadlier Than Guns

June 23
By Andrew Bowen

Over the past five years, more than twice as many people have died from car crashes in San Diego than have been murdered. The statistics show how much work the city has to do to meet its goal of zero traffic deaths by 2025.

UCSD Alum Talks About Becoming The First Person To Sequence DNA In ...

UCSD Alum Talks About Becoming The First Person To Sequence DNA In Space

June 22
By David Wagner

Before she was breaking new ground in low-gravity research, Kate Rubins was earning her bachelor's degree in molecular biology at UC San Diego and doing undergraduate research on HIV at the Salk Institute.

San Diego Company Creates Fatty Algae That Could One Day Help Fight...

San Diego Company Creates Fatty Algae That Could One Day Help Fight Climate Change

June 20
By David Wagner

San Diego-based Synthetic Genomics and oil giant Exxon Mobil said they have created a genetically modified strain of algae that takes a step closer toward making renewable, carbon-neutral fuel grown in algae ponds a reality.

Fifth-Graders Perform At San Diego Airport With Switchfoot Ahead Of...

Fifth-Graders Perform At San Diego Airport With Switchfoot Ahead Of Annual BRO-AM Festival

June 19
By Katie Schoolov

The Grammy Award-winning band Switchfoot, which got their start in Encinitas, is in town for their annual charity surf and music festival, BRO-AM.

SoccerCity Media Push Targets San Diego City Council

SoccerCity Media Push Targets San Diego City Council

June 16
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council voted to put the SoccerCity redevelopment project planned for the Qualcomm Stadium site on the November 2018 ballot.

First Comes Art, Then Comes A Party, Then Comes Community Empowerment

First Comes Art, Then Comes A Party, Then Comes Community Empowerment

June 15
By Tarryn Mento

Working with neighborhood groups, a trio of community members is setting out to unite residents and shed any negative perception of San Diego's City Heights region.

Drinking Water Along The US-Mexico Border Threatened By Global Warming

Drinking Water Along The US-Mexico Border Threatened By Global Warming

June 12
Daniel Salinas

Global warming looms large in the Southwest as rising temperatures threaten to diminish already scarce water supplies.

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

June 9
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council reconsiders a special election for the mayor's convention center expansion project on Monday, a decision that holds implications for the multi-billion dollar SoccerCity redevelopment plan.

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

June 9
By Steve Walsh

The Oceanside exhibit commemorates the troops who found a way to keep surfing as an outlet during the Vietnam War.